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Poster: roo_nyc Date: May 13, 2009 7:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: That's It For The Other One By Year

I've been internally griping to myself that 9/28/72 - the whole show, but especially the monstrous voyage that is TOO - gets little mention (at least for my liking). One of my all-time favorite piece of Dead.

Starts off with phil jamming with the drums, then it starts - bobby/phil take off so fast and furious that Jerry can barely keep up. Once he gets the reins, though it becomes exploratory, swells, tides, recedes, Keith adds a few tinklings, then deep space with Garcia leading, a plaintive, pinched-note solo; all before it starts back up perfectly in sync, and bobby brings it back into the first verse. From there, it's starts spiraling out of control, and when Jerry/Bobby hit the same bent note, it's all over. Garcia ascends, fanning chords, acting as shiva, and the entire thing ends in wailing feedback and a massive phil bomb. Destruction of worlds, black emptiness, tattered shards of meaning - what's left? what's even possible? and where the hell are you?

Bobby reminds you exactly where you are as the hallucinations fade - "busted flat, in Baton Rogue..."

And then right back into it, driving, garcia spiraling, almost out into space again before Weir forcefully brings it to closer.

Epic. Group mind, thematic exploration, electric chamber music. Give it a listen!!


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Poster: drspark61 Date: Jul 6, 2009 7:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: That's It For The Other One By Year

Love that 9/28/72 version. Spot-on description.